## Introductory Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

$$-27x^6$$
First, we raise each factor to the power outside the parentheses: $$((-3)^3)(x^2)^3$$ Evaluate the coefficient first: $$-27(x^2)^3$$ We use the power rule, which states that when you raise a power to a power, you can multiply the two exponents together: $$-27x^{(2)(3)}$$ Multiply the exponents: $$-27x^6$$